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Phlebotomy Technician Laboratory Full-Time

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Description:This is a full time shift position at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.The Phlebotomist at Saint Alphonsus Health System will perform the manual tasks involved with registering, ordering, proper collection, labeling, processing, and distribution of specimens for laboratory testing from patients of all ages. You will be responsible for utilizing relevant computer programs and perform data entry. You'll serve as the central communication of the laboratory for all incoming requests as well as maintaining quality and quantity of specimens sent to reference laboratories and the reporting of results received.Preferred:

  • Phlebotomy certification.
  • Experience in phlebotomy in a hospital setting is highly preferred.Required:
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.Essential Functions:
      • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
      • Demonstrates compliance with hospital safety policies and procedures and practices safe work habits, including using universal precautions.
      • Follows Saint Alphonsus Medical Center's patient identification policy to correctly identify patients.
      • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary in phlebotomy/front office/central processing to provide care to patients of all ages.
      • Follows laboratory procedures and established safety practices for collection and processing of specimens for analysis and verifying specimen requirements for each collection.
      • Exhibits an understanding of all laboratory/phlebotomy policies and procedures.
      • Effectively coordinates the registration of patients, or if applicable, accurately registers patients according to the registration department protocols and standards (> 85%).
      • Accurately fills out and maintains forms, requisitions, and logs as necessary.
      • Utilizes the appropriate procedure, technique and materials for each test ordered, while using good clinical judgment in the collection process.
      • Assures that specimens are properly labeled, received, transported, accessioned, processed, and aliquoted (if necessary).
      • Handles "add on" lab tests and specimens.
      • Promptly delivers specimens to appropriate departments for testing and alerts staff when there is a STAT.
      • Obtains blood samples from patients quickly, efficiently, and with a minimum discomfort to patients.
      • Differentiates stat requests from routine and timed samples. Prioritizes draws and utilizes time management skills.
      • Maintains a hygienic, well-stocked area for blood collection. Ensuring that equipment is not out-dated and stock is rotated on a regular basis.
      • Performs laboratory support functions as assigned at all Saint Alphonsus Medical Center locations, such as faxing, answering phone calls and assisting patients.
      • Has a basic understanding of the ABN process.
      • Ensures the accuracy of instructions and supplies provided to patients.
      • Correctly and promptly, packages and ships STAT specimens to outside locations for immediate testing.
      • Handles printed reports and disposes of confidential reports properly. Sorts daily mail, distributes reports and documents workload accurately if applicable.
      • Proficient in using the specimen tracking system for specimen tracking or retrieval if applicable in the facility.
      • Assists with orientation of new employees, students, and other staff.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and hospital staff
      • Good working knowledge of medical terminologyWhy Saint Alphonsus?
        • We are serious about fostering an environment focused on personal and professional growth and offer opportunities that empower our colleagues to develop their careers.
        • Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital regional, non-profit, faith-based, Catholic ministry with over 4,300 associates and a 950+ medical staff which serve 700,000 people in Idaho and Oregon.
        • We are anchored by the only Level II Trauma Center in the region, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise), providing the most experienced care to the most critically ill patients.
        • Centers of Excellence include: Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Oncology, Orthopedics, Trauma & Emergency and Women's & Children's.Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health!Visit www.saintalphonsus.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture, and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System.Visit Saint Alphonsus on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter!Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise , Phlebotomy Technician Laboratory Full-Time, Professions , Boise, Idaho

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